| More Sports Board|| Should the Thunder have traded Harden? - mattz1122 on 5/16/13 at 12:34 am|
Simmons has been critical of the Harden trade and yet again explained why in Part 3 of his NBA Trade Value column.
[quote]Think about where the Rockets were in October, when they were headed for 30 wins and looking at another season of "Don't worry, everyone, we have cap space and picks and as...
| O-T Lounge|| The mystery of the Texas Killing Fields - mattz1122 on 5/15/13 at 8:30 pm|
I stumbled upon these articles after hearing about the Texas Killing Fields and other mysterious cases from the marshy area between Houston and Galveston. Chilling stuff.
[quote]Since the 1970s, more than 30 young women have mysteriously disappeared or been found murdered along Texas’ Interstate ...
| O-T Lounge|| US Suicide Rate Rose Sharply Among Middle-Aged - mattz1122 on 5/2/13 at 2:53 pm|
[quote] The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 ...
| More Sports Board|| Would you put Albert Belle in the Hall? - mattz1122 on 4/24/13 at 6:55 pm|
Obviously he doesn't have much of a shot in the near future because he loathed the media and the media loathed him. He was nuts and by all accounts still is. Nobody really likes the guy. He only recently participated in an activity relating to the Indians for the first time since he left them for th...
| More Sports Board|| Piazza, former catcher, rehearsing for ballet role - mattz1122 on 4/16/13 at 3:49 pm|
[quote]MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Mike Piazza knows that some people think it's funny for a baseball player to take up ballet, but the former catcher hopes to turn whoever is jeering him now into dance fans when he takes the stage with Miami City Ballet next month.
''You gotta sometimes have th...
| More Sports Board|| How a Western Conference also-ran became the NBA's most exciting team - mattz1122 on 4/5/13 at 10:22 pm|
Nice little article on the Rockets' aggressive rebuild and the strategy behind it. Discusses McHale's role in the equation, which has always been interesting to me given that he's expressed some frustration in the constant roster reshuffling. He definitely deserves COY consideration.
| More Sports Board|| Guy Lewis finally elected to Hall - mattz1122 on 4/4/13 at 4:07 pm|
[quote]As a coach, he led the UH men's basketball team to 27 consecutive winning seasons.
He led the Cougars to 14 NCAA Tournaments and they advanced the Final Four five times (1967, 1968, 1982, 1983, 1984).
Under Lewis, the Cougars played in two NCAA championship games (1983-1984).
| More Sports Board|| Obscure white NBA players - mattz1122 on 3/29/13 at 10:40 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Tim McCarver to step down from Fox after season - mattz1122 on 3/27/13 at 7:17 pm|
No discussion yet on who will replace him.
| More Sports Board|| Starting a franchise. Pick one: Young Chris Paul or Anthony Davis - mattz1122 on 3/27/13 at 2:19 pm|
An elite PG who can carry a team or potentially an elite big who can carry a team. Obviously Paul has shown what he can do, mixed in with some injury issues, but he has proven to be one of the better PGs of this generation. Davis (who has also dealt with some injuries) hasn't set the world on fire y...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Thoughts on Ian Desmond? - mattz1122 on 3/12/13 at 8:04 pm|
Will he come close to matching his 2012 numbers or will he regress to where he was before? Some people think his increase in power was a fluke, but he's a big guy who hits big bombs. He's 27, at his peak, and hitting in a solid lineup. What do you think? ...
| Tiger Rant|| Marshall Henderson is a beast - mattz1122 on 3/9/13 at 2:44 pm|
I have so much respect for this guy. Why isn't he a Tiger?
| More Sports Board|| You're starting a franchise. Choose one: Prime LeBron or Prime Shaq - mattz1122 on 2/15/13 at 5:46 pm|
Here's what Shaq did during his three NBA Finals wins with the Lakers:
[quote] 2000 -- Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers
[b]Averaged 38.0 points, 16.7 rebounds and 2.67 blocks[/b] to lead the Lakers to a 4-2 victory over the Indiana Pacers and the franchise’s first NBA Championship since 1988. O’Nea...
| More Sports Board|| Who is more pretentious? - mattz1122 on 1/9/13 at 10:21 am|
The hardcore baseball fan or the hardcore soccer fan? ...
| More Sports Board|| USC vs. UCLA: Barkley throws pick on first play of game - mattz1122 on 11/17/12 at 2:08 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Best year for your city's teams? - mattz1122 on 9/28/12 at 9:04 pm|
As a Houston fan, it's got to be 1993-94.
- Rockets went 58-24, winning the Finals over the Knicks in 7 games.
- Oilers went 12-4, winning their last 11 games of the season and the AFC Central to earn a bye, only to choke in the Dome to 37-year-old Joe Montana and the Chiefs in the divisional...
| More Sports Board|| Homer Bailey threw a no-hitter - mattz1122 on 9/28/12 at 8:18 pm|
And yeah, it's Homer Bailey. ...
| SEC Rant|| Arky's next coach? - mattz1122 on 9/8/12 at 11:29 pm|
Jon Gruden? Butch Davis? Houston Nutt? ...
| SEC Rant|| Official I'm glad I'm not an Arky fan thread - mattz1122 on 9/8/12 at 10:11 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Daily Sugar Land Skeeters thread - mattz1122 on 9/7/12 at 9:04 pm|
Clemens is one step closer to making his major league comeback.
[quote]SUGAR LAND, TEXAS - 50-year-old Roger Clemens may no longer be unhittable, but he can still sit batters down just the same.
Clemens cruised through his second professional start in two weeks, pitching 4 2/3 scoreless inni...
| More Sports Board|| Next few years: Bryce Harper or Justin Upton? - mattz1122 on 8/18/12 at 4:38 pm|
Harper is experiencing growing pains, which is to be expected from a 19-year-old. His first year in the minors was impressive, but he struggled this year before getting called up. He certainly has the talent and work ethic to quickly ascend into the upper tier of players. He'll benefit from battin...
| More Sports Board|| Better long-term: Hosmer or Rizzo? - mattz1122 on 8/8/12 at 6:23 pm|
Hosmer tore it up last year after being called up in May. Had 19 HRs, 78 RBIs, and an .800 OPS in 128 games. This year, his numbers are down across the board, but his walks are up a little bit and he isn't striking out too much.
Rizzo was atrocious in 49 games after being called up by San Diego ...
| O-T Lounge|| 26-year-old woman with a belly button piercing - mattz1122 on 7/30/12 at 12:33 pm|
Trashy? I thought those things went out a decade ago, and even then, they were for teenagers. What does it say about a grown woman who has one? ...
| Olympics Board|| Opening Ceremony was highest rated since 2002 (Salt Lake City) - mattz1122 on 7/28/12 at 7:35 pm|
[quote]The 2012 London Summer Olympics got off to a spectacular start in the ratings for NBC.
The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics [b]earned a 21.0 final rating and 40.7 million viewers[/b] on NBC Friday night, [b]up 12% in ratings and 17% in viewership from Beijing in 2008 [/b](18.8, 34.891...
| More Sports Board|| Congrats Good Job, Good Effort Kid - mattz1122 on 6/21/12 at 10:56 pm|
The Heat were able to overcome a 3-2 deficit and go on to win the title because of the faith you showed in your team. :bow:...
| More Sports Board|| Two small market NBA teams deliver massive ratings - mattz1122 on 6/8/12 at 6:34 pm|
Interest in the NBA is off the charts right now.
[quote]TNT earned one of the largest NBA audiences ever on cable for Wednesday’s Spurs/Thunder finale.
Game 6 of the Spurs/Thunder NBA Western Conference Finals drew a 6.0 U.S. rating and 9.498 million viewers on TNT Wednesday night, accordin...
| More Sports Board|| So when are Bauer and Rizzo going to be up? - mattz1122 on 5/19/12 at 10:44 am|
Bauer tore it up in his Triple-A debut last night. The only general concern about him is his walk rate, but he's about as perfect as it gets for a pitching prospect.
Is Theo going to wait until late June so the Cubs can push Rizzo's first foray into free agency back to 2018? Will they wait until...
| More Sports Board|| Homicide at Kentucky Derby track - mattz1122 on 5/6/12 at 12:17 pm|
[quote]LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The discovery of a man's body Sunday in the stable area of Churchill Downs was being investigated as a homicide, but there is no connection to the race track or the Kentucky Derby, police said.
"At this point we don't have anything pointing to the fact that this had ...
| More Sports Board|| Manny works out for A's, could sign soon - mattz1122 on 2/18/12 at 11:49 am|
[quote]PHOENIX -- Oakland's interest in veteran free agent Manny Ramirez is still very much alive, and it appears the club could sign the embattled slugger within the next week.
Baseball sources confirmed to MLB.com that A's officials recently traveled to Florida to observe Ramirez's workouts. If...
| O-T Lounge|| Minnesota 5th-graders caught playing 'rape tag' during recess - mattz1122 on 2/4/12 at 1:38 pm|
[quote]NEW ULM, Minn.— Administrators at a New Ulm elementary school have contacted parents of fifth-grade students after some children played a disturbing recess game they call "rape tag."
A letter from Washington Elementary School Principal Bill Sprung went home to parents this week. Sprung say...